Category Archives: Chengdu Daily Life

The Candy Queen Gallops into the Year of the Horse: Part 1

This was written awhile back but I was unable to post it.  Seemed such a waste not to so here it is now. After a week of crowded bus and train stations, traffic jams on the main city roads, mobs … Continue reading

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Finally, News from Chengdu: Mrs. Obama is Coming!

After 2 months of struggling with posting updates from Chengdu on my site, I have finally managed an entry today! Let’s hope it continues. After a restful Chinese New Year, full of stories which I hope to report on later, … Continue reading

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At the Park, Christians Practice for Church Performance Celebrations

It started 2 months ago. I arrived on Wednesday after class to Meng Zhui Wan park, where my swimming pool is located, to find quite a crowd. Every day, I have been swimming as a part of my daily exercise … Continue reading

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Dressing the City in Gold: The Autumn Gingko (银杏) In Full Glory

All week, bright sunshine and 60-degree temperatures have filled the Sichuan University campus lawns with crowds of happy folk. Families, the elderly, kite flyers, dog walkers and students have been putting this amazing weather to good use. Blankets are spread … Continue reading

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“Yes, Virginia, there is turkey in China!”

I’ve found living in the big city rather than small town Luzhou has a lot of perks. One of them is turkey for Thanksgiving. Turkey is not a bird found commonly in China nor eaten here. I have only seen … Continue reading

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A Beloved Teacher Leaves, and Returns

Two months ago, I entered my 8:30 a.m. morning lesson in Room 305 a bit earlier than usual. I was hoping Teacher Chen, my Comprehensive Chinese and writing teacher, and I could discuss better ways to improve his lessons. Our … Continue reading

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Healthy and Happy, With Deeper Digs into the Pocket

          The week has whizzed by after my return from Chengdu for my annual physical exam. I’ve had little time to report due to being busy so let me remedy that today as another weekend begins.             According to John … Continue reading

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China’s National Holiday Updates from Chengdu!

            Last Friday evening, a majority of items were  packed for our journey to Chengdu.  LF had found the perfect place where she knew she’d not be left behind:  sleeping inside the opensuitcase.                                                                                                                                                      She’d already dragged out several of the … Continue reading

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Good News, Sad News

               This morning, Little Ghost passed away at Dr. Q’s animal hospital.  I took her on an emergency run at midnight with Jalin at my side to his clinic where the intern and assistant were waiting for her.  … Continue reading

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Moving to Luzhou:

                          At this moment, I am about ready to pack up the kitchen items into boxes.             Yes, it’s time for the move back to Luzhou.  I’ve been working on the packing for four days and by tomorrow … Continue reading

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